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Weekly Alibi "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla" and "She-Mob"

By Scott Phillips

FEBRUARY 9, 1998: 

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994)

I doubt I have to tell anyone that the high point of my week when I was a tyke was getting to stay up late on weekend nights to watch the "Creepy Creature Feature" and see stuff like Night of the Living Dead, The Monster that Challenged the World and of course, Godzilla movies. And while we're on the subject--does anyone remember KOAT's late-night movie host "Captain Space?" He came to Earth inside a giant egg (pre-"Mork & Mindy") and tried to sell watches or something, then ended up with a TV show. His co-host was a big computer labeled "Input" and "Outpup." Yeah, "pup." I was so obsessed with this show that I actually did a drawing of the Captain and sent it in, along with a request that he show Destroy All Monsters. I almost peed in my young pants when he read the letter on the air and held my drawing up to the camera, lemme tell ya. He even wrote me a short letter telling me how they couldn't run Destroy All Monsters because KOB bought it out from under them, and I held onto that letter for many years. Jeez, was I crushed when I anxiously flipped over to Channel 7 one night only to discover the Captain's show was history. There were a few half-assed attempts at local movie-host shows afterwards: "Darcinia, the Duchess of Darkness," Dickie Bowles and "The Bedtime Bombs," some big-boobed gal named "Feverita," but none of them had the same magic (although "The Bedtime Bombs" was pretty cool at first, when it was done live and viewers could call in to have Dickie deliver stupid messages to their pals). Captain, if you're out there, thanks for all the thrills--I've got some real fond memories of that show of yours.

So anyway, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla is another one of the recent batch of Godzilla flicks, and while it's no Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, it's got some really great stuff in it--including a new version of Mogera, the robot from The Mysterians. Basically, Space Godzilla (who looks like Godzilla with Magic Rocks growing from his back) comes to Earth to grow more Magic Rocks, and Godzilla fights him. The last half-hour of this one is non-stop, full-on giant-monster-fight action, and if you like that stuff, you'll dig it. (Toho Video)

She-Mob (1968)

Holy cats, is this one hell of a sexploitation flick! Marni Castle does double-duty as Brenda, a rich businesswoman, and Big Shim, "the bitchiest dyke in the world." Brenda has a big tacky house (you've gotta see the couch) and a high-profile job, but she also has Tony, a "kept man" she can't let anyone find out about. Big Shim is a rough-and-tumble bull dyke with an all-girl gang, only one of whom seems to dig girls--and we get to watch a painfully long scene wherein this skanky blonde fondles her freakishly protuberant pseudo-boobs while Shim literally slobbers and licks her chops. Man, what is it with those prehistoric breast implants, anyway? These horribly-scarred, gravity-defying space knockers stand up like heaping scoops of ice cream with angry cherries on top, looking as if they're gonna explode at any moment. The rest of Shim's gang whine to Shim about "needing a man," so she tracks down "that stud Tony" at Brenda's house and tells him to get his ass on down to the hideout and make with the wiener action for her anxious gals. However, once Tony is on his way, Shim decides to kidnap the poor sap and make Brenda pay the long green for his release--otherwise, everyone finds out about her little gigolo. Brenda calls in Sweety East, girl detective (the coolest woman I've ever seen), who sets out to solve the case. The whole thing looks like a John Waters fever dream, and that's high praise indeed. Shim catches Tony in the sack with her main squeeze and puts a cigarette out in his belly-button. Later, as Shim's scheme starts to unravel and Sweety moves in, Shim forces her gals to dress Tony in women's underwear and hang him from the ceiling so they can whip him! Some of the incredibly goofy, wallerin' sex scenes suffer from that "pad the running time" feel, but what with all the funky underwear, hairstyles and furniture on display, you'll never have to lean on the fast-forward button. She-Mob's now my all-time favorite sexploiter and a definite must-see. (Something Weird)

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